Great Storytelling Examples: Snap Judgment

I like to share examples of great storytelling because they can teach presenters so much. Engaging storytelling requires many of the same qualities as engaging presentations, including clear organization, self-awareness of voice and physical presence, and–most importantly–something to say in the first place.

If you listen to enough stories you can start to get a good sense of what works and what doesn’t. In the past I’ve recommended programs like This American Life and The Moth as places to hear a wide variety of people tell their own stories. So it’s unforgivable that I haven’t mentioned Snap Judgment, which is based right here in Oakland. It was first recommended to me as a more “diverse” This American Life. That may be true. It also feels a little younger, a little more rough around the edges. But the stories can be just as absorbing.

Above, Noah St. John gives the Snap Judgment Performance of the Year.

Noah St. John

Snap Judgment

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One thought on “Great Storytelling Examples: Snap Judgment

  1. Cool, I added this to my Podcast list.

    David J. Park, Principal Systems Architect
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